Re-developing the Victorian pier and world record holding train to create a community hub and tourist attraction.

We have started our community “journey” by completing the make over of the ticket office, protecting both pier buildings against further deterioration, restoring two train carriages and one train tractor unit. We have also commissioned multiple surveys of the pier to ensure we understand the nature of the challenges to come in the restoration. Our “in progress” projects are:

  • Replacement of the most complex part of the train track, which will ensure the continued safe operation of the train
  • Restoration of another train carriage
  • Restoration of the second locomotive

The further development of the pier will create a community hub, benefiting the high street and village of Hythe. Our plans for redevelopment provide the necessary infrastructure and conditions for the historic ferry service to continue to operate.

About HPHA

Established in 2018, Hythe Pier Heritage Association (HPHA) is a Charitable Community Benefit Society. Our aims are to secure the long-term future of the pier and its historic railway.

Through a series of projects we are preserving and restoring the pier, associated buildings, the unique pier railway and also ensuring that information about the heritage of the pier and train is readily available.

Trains at the landward end of the pier
Pier in 2017 with many people and the train

Finding the pier

The map alongside shows the location of the pier and ferry. Alternatively click on the button below to open an alternative map.

The postcode for the pier in Hythe (not the HPHA office) is SO45 6AG
(what3words gears.toward.asleep)
The postcode for the ferry terminal in Southampton (Town Quay) is SO14 2AQ